Spirit & Truth STATEMENT OF FAITH
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God. The scripture are inerrant, infallible and final authority for faith and life.
WE BELIEVE in One True God, the Eternal Spirit, who created all things for His pleasure. He is absolute in power, infinite in wisdom, Holy in nature, attributes and purpose, possessing total deity. He concerns Himself mercifully with the affairs of humanity; that He hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death, all who believe according to His Word. God has revealed Himself as Father ( in giving life in creation), as Son (in reconciliation of humanity), and as Holy Spirit (in regeneration of our lives).
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, who is both God and Man. He is God incarnate; the image of the invisible God; God manifest in the flesh that is God's only begotten Son. We believe as Son He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught with authority. He died for the sins of all humanity, had a bodily resurrection, ascended into heaven, and will return again.
WE BELIEVE that all people are sinners by nature, and have become alienated from God. They are totally sinful and unable to remedy their lost condition. Humanity is reconciled to God only by grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
WE BELIEVE that salvation is a gift from God, given to humanity by grace and received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is more than a mental assent, intellectual acceptance or verbal profession. It includes trust, reliance, and commitment. We can not separate saving faith from obedience. A person is saved by the gospel being applied to their lives. This takes place when they repent of their sins, (acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior) are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for their remission of their sins, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost .(Acts 2:38)
WE BELIEVE the church is the living, spiritual body of believers of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head. The church functions as Christ would function in the earth, seeking to find lost souls for the purpose of bringing them salvation. We believe the signs and wonders as mentioned in Mark 16:16-17, are still operating in His church today.
WE BELIEVE there is eternal life in a place God has prepared for those who accept God's grace and receive His gift of salvation and there is eternal destruction of those who reject His grace and refuse His gift.